De La Salle University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Asia University Rankings 2023
2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, 0922, Philippines

De La Salle University positions itself as a learner-centered and research institution of higher learning, building the foundation of tomorrow's leaders. It is renowned for its academic excellence, groundbreaking research, and empowering community engagement.

Acknowledged as a premier university in the Philippines, it serves as a significant resource for the country and rest of the global society by developing leaders and achievers in business, public service, education, science and technology, and the arts.

The university actively collaborates with international partner institutions such as the ASEAN University Network (AUN), of which it is a founding member. DLSU is the first university in the region certified with the Quality Mark at the Institutional Level by the Quality Assessment team of AUN. 

It is also the first university in the country to be accorded the highest accreditation status by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities.  

As a Catholic coeducational institution founded in 1911 by the Brothers of the Christian Schools, DLSU continues to pursue Christian, educational ideals geared towards knowledge generation and social transformation.


Lasallian Curriculum

All DLSU degree programs are modern, future-proof, and rooted in the best traditions of Lasallian education. Every program is different, but all share the following features:

  • Programs adopt an outcomes-based education: learning in the classroom is problem-based and research-oriented.
  • Programs prepare students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: These programs are interdisciplinary by design and prioritize critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Programs create a meaningful and nurturing university experience. With the Global Enrichment Term, students can decide to do longer internships, study overseas, do volunteer work and community engagement, or start ventures.
  • Programs provide numerous curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for students to learn how to bridge faith and scholarship.


Top-notch Faculty

The faculty of DLSU is a powerhouse team of experts in the fields of arts and social sciences, business, computer technology, education, engineering, law, and natural science. They are researchers, scientists, engineers, industry consultants, writers, and educators who make the University a leading resource in the country as well as in the international front.

They are among the Top 150 Filipino Scientists and Scholars by Webometrics, which releases a beta ranking of the scientists according to their declared presence in the Google Scholar Citations database.

A mix of cultural insights and a common desire to contribute to the generation of new knowledge, they regularly update their curricula and engage in relevant and path-breaking researches. They maintain collaborative ties with international and national academic and industry partners. 

De La Salle University takes pride in its most recent achievements locally and abroad. It has academic programs that adhere to international standards and research projects that address real world challenges.

DLSU prepares students to become global citizens who can lead and achieve, armed with a vision of a knowledge and values-driven society.


  • is among the top higher education institutions worldwide based on the Times Higher Education 2019 and 2020 World University Rankings
  • is the first university in Southeast Asia to receive the Quality Mark at the Institutional Level from the ASEAN University Network.
  • has the most number of programs assessed by the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance Team in the Philippines, at 18 programs.
  • has the highest total research output among Philippine private higher educational institutions for the period 2014-2019 based on Scopus-indexed publications.
  • has 14 Centers of Excellence awarded by the country's Commission on Higher Education, the most number among Philippine private higher educational institutions.


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Key statistics

  • 50 : 50
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 3%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 14.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 39%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 14,905
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings


Subjects taught at De La Salle University

  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Engineering & technology

    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Economics & Econometrics
    • Accounting & Finance
  • Social sciences

    • Sociology
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Communication & Media Studies
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Arts & humanities

    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science
  • Life sciences

    • Biological Sciences
  • Education

    • Education
  • Law

    • Law


De La Salle University Philippines
De La Salle University Philippines
De La Salle University Philippines
De La Salle University Philippines
De La Salle University Philippines
De La Salle University Philippines